German Beer Stein, The Practical Joke, Marzi & Remy, Vintage, Excellent Condition. This is a gorgeous and unusual version of Marzi & Remy Stein #207, entitled "Practical Joke". Of note, there is no text on the stein--instead reliefs of two mountain lodges adorn the sides and a cobalt blue sky is expansive.
The sides, top, and bottom of the main scene are typical sites for text in German steins--seeing The Practical Joke from Marzi & Remy without such text is rare. The base also has a deep "2" and a shallow "0"--this is certainly an uneven impression of "207, " which is the catalog number of Marzi & Remy's Practical Joker. The "DRGM" is found on the inside of the lid and means "Deutsches Riech Gebrauchsmuster" (German Empire Registered Design)--this is comparable in most respects to "Patent Protected" in the United States. The material is pottery or stoneware with relief, 1.0L, and pewter lid. The stein is quite heavy--it weighs 3 pounds.The German clay, typically from the Westerwald Mountains, is known as one of the best clays in the world for stoneware. So when you lift the Stein you will feel how solid it is (another sign of a vintage work). The height is 11 inches and width at the base is 4.5 inches. The silvery sheen of the inside of the lid is indicative of high-grade pewter (lower grades were allowed for export to the US). The key feature is the phrase "Made in Germany" on the base. This language was required of exports after 1887. By 1949, "Made in West Germany" was used instead. Taken together, this means that the stein was likely made as early as 1925 and as late as 1948. I cannot be certain of the dates that this Marzi & Remi 207 was manufactured, but I do have steins that are from the 1800's--this one looks newer and is consistent with the first half of the 20th century. Take it from daddybeanie--this is a beautiful stein, beautiful and is pristine condition--it has been well-loved and well-cared for! The colors are vibrant and the lid is ornate with intricate designs. I love the fact that their is no text, unlike most other versions of The Practical Joke. This is a stein for a true collector--it will not be the oldest in your collection, but it will be one of the most beautiful. I've been fortunate to have it in my collection for over 45 years, and I hope that it goes to a serious collector that will cherish it for decades as well. Pieces of history like this should be treasured, protected, and appreciated (which is why I try to give detailed backgrounds for the steins I list).
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